Welcome to our new board members!

We are happy to introduce to you our new board members for Entertainment, Research, Serious Games, and Secretary positions that were installed today during a special general assembly of members.

Here’s a short introduction:

Rafael Bidarra – Board member Research

Rafael Bidarra leads TU Delft’s game technology research lab, and supervises numerous MSc and PhD projects in this area. His current research interests include procedural and semantic modeling techniques for the generation of both virtual worlds and game play; serious games; adaptive games and interpretation mechanisms for in-game data.

He also teaches and supervises several courses and projects on video games, including the pioneer (MSc) project Building Serious Games.

Emily Jacometti (Flavour) – Board member Serious Games

Emily is Co-Founder of Flavour, HackShield and Quinn. Her mission is to have a positive impact on the world through gamification. She is also keynotespeaker and panel member on subjects like entrepeneurship, gamification, building a business, SAAS, diversity, inclusivity, female founder

Emily’s goal as a board member is to connect companies, to find out what their needs and wishes are, and to make a plan (and execute it) directly, openly and focused on the goal.

Laurens Rutten (CoolGames) – Board member Entertainment

Experienced Chief Executive Officer and entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the computer games industry. Skilled in Mobile Content, Monetization, E-commerce, Casual Games, and Strategic Partnerships. Strong business development professional with a Masters (MA) focused in Communication Science from Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Martijn Schenderling (VGFN) – Board member Secretary

Martijn has studied Management of Technology & Innovation and has held several technical & commercial roles in Telecom and subsequently (since 2006) in the videogames industry. Currently he runs the day to day operations of VGFN, the sector body for videogames publishers and platform owners in the Netherlands.

 

Welcome to the team Rafael, Emily, Laurens and Martijn! We’re happy to have you on board.